Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Aviva Premiership: Marcelo Bosch scores at Wembley Stadium

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Argentine international outside centre Marcelo Bosch scored a second half try on a record breaking day for the sport of rugby. Saracens played host to London rivals the Harlequins at the home of English soccer, Wembley Stadium. Saracens relocated the Aviva Premiership fixture to the largest stadium in the U.K. and succeeded in attracting a world record crowd for a regular season club fixture. 83,889 attended the match won 39-17 by Saracens who not only won the match but also went top of the table in the Premiership. 


Thirty year old Marcelo Bosch scored his second Aviva Premiership try this season by crossing for Saracens in the final minutes of the match at Wembley Stadium. The thirty year old scored a solo try from just outside the attacking 22 to complete a recod setting day for Saracens. 

Bosch received a pass from former English international fly half Charlie Hodgson and danced passed three Harlequins defenders to score under the posts. He was playing his tenth Aviva Premiership match of the season and is in good shape heading into the season defining month of April which will  go a long way to determining whether or not Saracens will be able to win the Aviva Premiership and the Heineken Cup. 

Saracens is well placed in both competitions. On Saturday April 5 Saracens will face Ulster in an away match in Belfast with the winner set to face either Toulon or Leinster. This coming weekend Saracens is to face the London Wasps away while its remaining Premiership fixtures are to be against Northampton, Worcester, Leicester and Newcastle.

The impressiev turn-out for the match will encourage Saracens to play future matches at the ground. Argentina is to play a Rugby World Cup match at the same venue. The South Americans will face current world champions New Zealand on the opening weekend of the tournament at the venue in Northern London. 

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